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PICTURES: Highland mum says 'Start believing 2022 is going to be your year

By Louise Glen

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What lies ahead in 2022?

Well to be frank, none of us really have a clue really, do we?

From pandemics, to interest rate hikes, to three-households and more boosters - the only thing that is certain is that 2022 will give us another year in which to make the very best of it.

We have asked some of our friends to share their hopes and dreams for the new year.

Inverness charity worker and volunteer Shelley Gill, who set up Acts of Kindness during the pandemic to make sure people were fed and looked after, said: "May everyone have their wishes and dreams come true in 2022.

"Start believing that it is going to be your year!

"My hope for 2022 is that those struggling with mental health for whatever reason find the strength to reach out for help.

"As a community I hope we can come together and work to recover and start afresh."

Music promoter Rob Ellen, from Nairn said: "In the words of the Country Music prophet Merle Haggard 'One of these days when the air clears up and the sun comes shinin' through

"We'll all be drinkin' that free Bubble Up and eatin' that rainbow stew

Elaine Milka with her urn containing beloved cat Gizmo which died due to poisoning..Picture: Gary Anthony..
Elaine Milka with her urn containing beloved cat Gizmo which died due to poisoning..Picture: Gary Anthony..

He continued: "You don't have to get high to get happy, you just have to be kind. Happy New Year people."

Mum and mummy-to-be, Elaine Milka, from Inverness - but living in Tain said: "I wish all my family loved ones and friends a healthy happy year.

"I hope that 2022 sees some hope in the curve of Covid, and our new way of living is not living in wonder any more."

The chief executive of High Life Highland, Steve Walsh wanted people to be happy and healthy, and he shared a good plan of how to do that. He said: "I resolve to never live anywhere but the Highlands, to try to be kind and try to concentrate on what’s important by ignoring the wee, petty, everyday stuff and nonsense."

Calum Jones (left) and Rob Ellen. Picture: Alan Cruickshank
Calum Jones (left) and Rob Ellen. Picture: Alan Cruickshank

While mum Joan Johnston from Invergordon said: "Take every day as it comes, stay healthy and keep fit."

Everyone's favourite Clachnacuddin fan, Billy Corbett, kept his ambitions local, he said: "My hope for 2022, is for my local football club, Clachnacuddin, to go from strength to strength, and all good luck and good health to all football


Steve Walsh
Steve Walsh

Highland Council's newest councillor, who is also a renowned musician, and singer, said

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